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COMPUTER MENTORS MISSION

Computer Mentors works to build opportunity through expertise for the underserved youth of our community. By establishing and building upon a fundamental skillset covering programming, entrepreneurism, public speaking, and more; Computer Mentors gives its students the tools and talent they need to become savvy, self-starting achievers in a tech-centric world.

What
HANDS ON SKILLS

Computer Mentors empowers our students by giving them the real-world experience they need to pursue and succeed in the future’s tech jobs. Through our various programs we impart the skills that students need to stay competitive in the IT sector including: computer programming, web development, robotics programming, videography, public speaking, and business strategy.

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Why
FOR BETTER FUTURE

Not everyone is born into this world with equal opportunities. Our job is to even the playing field through providing our students with the most up-to-date learning experiences possible and the skillset they can use to better their personal and professional position.

How
THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS

We accomplish this through a sequence of programs that foster a love of technology and professional development in our students from an early age. Through high school and beyond we refine and build upon these foundational lessons, and provide our students with the drive and opportunity they need to succeed.

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A BRIGHTER FUTURE TODAY

Our organization teaches the importance of perseverance and community development. We work with leading technology companies and industry experts to encourage our students to improve their life circumstance.  We do this by sharing technology resources that help them to develop a professional skillset that will help them secure quality employment and gain real-world experiences by giving back to the community. When you choose to support Computer Mentors you know you’re making a difference.

STUDENT PROJECTS

Students put their new tech skills to use on real clients:

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YEARS OF SERVICE

1,436

STUDENTS SERVED

$ 1.2 MM

DONATED LAST YEAR

5

LOCATIONS

OUR PROGRAMS

We provide a continuity of programs that help our students develop tech proficiency & problem solving skills from an early age, and encourage the self-starting, entrepreneurial mindset that will propel students to excel in college and earn a career in the IT industry.

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Starting in middle school, our students are exposed to a cutting edge curriculum that equips them with scratch programming, web development, and robotics programming skills.

S.T.E.M. Corps

Kids Code scaffolds seamlessly into our high school program, the S.T.E.M. Corps; where students will expand upon their skill sets, earn important certifications, develop real-world projects for the community, gain leadership experience, and have internship & employment opportunity.

Teen Business Challenge

A Teen Business Challenge is an annual event that challenges all teens to uplift themselves and engage the market over an inspiring weekend of creation, competition and community.

Technology Service Learning (TSL)

Funded by U.S. Department of Labor, it’s a program targeting former youth offenders and giving them the opportunity to earn their GED while completing training and certification in IC3, Microsoft Office, and A+ Computer Hardware.

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OUR MENTORS

Our mentors are professionals who believe in empowering kids to become tomorrow’s IT talent. Each of our students are assigned a mentor to work closely with in a collaborative, safe environment where ideas prosper and the students’ professional potential is unveiled.

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Founder

Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith, Computer Mentors Founder and current Executive Director, created Computer Mentors in 1997.

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STEM Corps Director

David Harris

David Harris brings 14 years of education experience and seven years management experience to the STEM Corps High School Program.

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HR & Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Courtney Douglas

Having worked in the nonprofit management sector since 2005, Courtney takes a special interest in entrepreneurship and economic development.

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Web Design Coordinator

Meghan Frisco

Meghan began at Computer Mentors in 2004, first as a student studying for her Microsoft Office Certification.

OUR PARTNERS

Thanks to the expert leadership and gracious support of our sponsors, we are able to continue educating our students and enriching our community.

GET INVOLVED

At Computer Mentors your involvement matters. Whether you are a student looking to expand your skill set, a volunteer seeking to give back to the community, or business interested in mentorship or sponsorship opportunities, there is a place for you at Computer Mentors.